Week of Raw Day 5: Leftovers (and lunches)!


Our meal on Friday was so awesome, we had it again on Saturday! As with most people, a lot of our meals–especially lunches–come in the form of leftovers. Since eating raw usually means eating fresh, we’ve found that we had fewer leftovers this last week. We did end up with lots of pre-prepped ingredients for […]

Week of Raw Day 4: Falafel and Cashew Ice Cream


Victory at last! After a few days of good-but-not-great raw food, we have finally achieved greatness. After days of planning and preparation, the raw falafel we’ve been working on were finally done–and were delicious. We’ve been struggling for years now with homemade falafel–in any form and any way of cooking. We’ve never found just the […]

Week of Raw Day 3: Mexican Stuffed Peppers


On this, the afternoon of day 4, I can state happily that my caffeine withdrawal seems to be in check. I don’t think I’ve quite re-acquired my previous coffee-infused laserbeam-like focus, but things are looking up. Last night, we made another recipe from The Complete Book of Raw Food: Mexican Stuffed Peppers. We’ve been trying to […]

Week of Raw Day 2: Pad Thai


It is currently 10:15 am. I have been up since 8:30 am. What have I been doing with my morning, you ask? Preparing raw foods and cleaning up, of course! This is the sink load of dishes I’ve already produced this morning: This accounts for our morning breakfast shake, the raw almond milk we made […]

Week of Raw Day 1: Tomato Basil Cream Pasta & Carrot Cake


The first thing I learned about myself and my diet yesterday is that I am officially coffee’s bitch. Coffee, it would seem, is calling all the shots. Amy and I switched to half caf a year or two ago, so I thought I was in the clear, that I could just ditch coffee any time […]

Kale Chips


Over the winter holidays, our excellent friends Blue and Bei were in town. Catching up one afternoon, Blue brought over a batch of Buddhist-made kale chips, which we proceeded to inhale. They don’t sound like they would be as awesome as they are–they’re crispy, salty, and sort of cheesy-tasting–like a perfect popcorn, with just a […]

Tempeh & Wild Rice Hash


In Southeast Michigan, the veg community mainlines tempeh. When we moved here from Chicago, with a healthy, but manageable, appetite for seitan, we didn’t know what we were getting into. While seitan could rarely be had in a restaurant, it seemed like almost everywhere had at least one tempeh dish, often the ubiquitous (and delicious) […]

Easy Kale Salad


I fell in love with this salad as soon as I saw it.  I’ve made a few changes to the simple recipe and so am reposting it here for you. Easy Kale Salad one bunch of kale, chopped the juice of one lemon the juice of one orange (optional) one avocado, chopped one apple, chopped […]

Improv’d Pot: Tomato Coconut Veggie Stew


The other night Mark was bereft of inspiration, so I started rummaging in the fridge and decided to concoct a feast from what I could find.  I do this from time-to-time and think it should have a proper name; thus, the Improv’d Pot segment of the blog is born!  Here’s some of what we had […]

Mexican Night Redux


A month in Iceland makes Ypsi’s Mexican food options seem…oh wait…they’re pretty equally inedible for herbivores. You can get an authentic whale steak burrito in Reykjavik though. Just like you’d get in Mexico. That being said, we did find it a bit difficult to cook Mexican food. There was nary a ripe avocado to be […]